Wellington’s worst-kept secret
It’s been the Wellington legal fraternity’s worst-kept secret. Here’s what we know about the Russell McVeagh allegations so far.
Law firm not told of complaints against solicitor
A premier law firm that hired a former Russell McVeagh solicitor after he was accused of sexual misconduct says it was led to believe the incident was minor.
‘Zero tolerance’ flies in face of reality
An ex-Russell McVeagh lawyer with close knowledge of its handling of sexual assault complaints warns of the firm’s carefully worded public responses.
The summer interns and the law firm
Something went badly wrong with the student law clerk programme at national law firm Russell McVeagh in Wellington over a recent summer.
National MP trained by Chinese spies
A National Party MP who studied at an elite Chinese spy school before moving to New Zealand has attracted the interest of the SIS.
‘Don’t write too much about me’
Jian Yang confirms attending spy schools in China after being asked in Chinese about his education there.
‘Compliance isn’t optional’
While uplifts are serious, forced removal can be better for kids in the long run, an ex-Family Court judge says.
‘No child should be put in this position’
Nicola Atwool offers her view of the two child uplift videos in Newsroom’s investigation.